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There are some companys that make floor pans that can be installed in such situations however most of these pans need to be welded in and sealed. Most all body shops can help you in this situation. , EzForJesus
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%DETAILS% Answer TAke the seats out and then the floormat. Hang the mat out to dry and replace the jute backing available at a auto trim store. Make sure the mat is completely dry before reinstalling it or it will mildew and stink like HECK.
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The floor mat measures 40 feet by 40 feet (with a 1' border) and is usually made of carpeting covering padded foam and springs. There are two sets of interlocking plywood, with the bottom layer having either Springs (usually 4" coiled) or foam blocks. However, there aren't always springs in the …
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For anyone interested in the TRUE HCl concentration of muriatic acid (sans WIKIfication) simply google "muriatic acid msds" and you will see that, while the concentration varies by manufacturer, it generally ranges from 33-40%. Furthermore, even if you order HCl by name from a chemical supply house,…
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Using Muriatic Acid on a Concrete Floor First, depending on exactly what sealer was used, it may not even take it off successfully. Perhaps a test is in order for you. Using muratic acid is not rocket science. Every mason uses it nearly daily, and it's more pure form is used in your pool. T…
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The solution is actually not what you would think. Ammonia can damage tile floors and warm water and vinegar isn't going to get rid of the waxy residue although it is good for normal everyday cleaning.     try cleaning with ammonia read the label first   Mop the floor with warm w…
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NO... Buyer Beware, Homeowners insurance policies do not cover pre-existing damage. They also typically exclude damage resulting from "ground movement" as this is a normal expected occurrence. You would look to your buyers home warranty for coverage of an un-disclosed defect of the home you purch…
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Is the a barn or a house? Generally homeowner's insurance policies would exclude a deteriorating wood floor situation.
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Reattaching tile that has fallen off of an inground pool is quite simple , you will need a small flathead screwdriver a small hammer and some tile-set. you can purchase the tile -set at home depot .first you make sure all loose cements around the tile are removed the hammer and screwdriver can be us…
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I usually use the thickest wax ring I can find with the plastic funnel thing embedded in it. If it's a little too thick, the extra wax will just squeeze out a bit underneath the toilet. Sometimes its necessary to double up on the ring (use two - one with the funnel one without) to make a good seal o…
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Probably there is a leak in the wall it just doesnt come through the drywall. Reason why it isn't going to the first floor ceiling is the 2nd floor wall stops on top of the 2nd floor plywood so it will run down the inside of the wall and out onto the floor. You sure its a plumbing problem? Sounds mo…
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Most likely not, depending on the type of pipe you can find an inside flange to fit.
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Closet flanges should always have the bottom of the flange resting on top of the finished floor. So to answer this specific question, the tile should be under the flange and the flange should be secured to the subfloor.
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Pull the toilet. Check the closet flange. If it is not loose or broken, replace the wax ring and closet bolts. Reset toilet. Level with wobble wedges. Caulk base of toilet.
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Regular cleaning can be done with detergent and water, and rinsed; or commercial household cleaners or bathroom cleaners used according to label directions. Do not use scouring powders or other abrasives which can scratch the finish. Special cleaning may be needed for ceramic tile in bathrooms if t…
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My kids left a sap trail on my hardwood through out the house so I used Non stick cooking spray. Spray on sap and clean off with a rag or paper towel. Be sure to clean your floors with whatever you usually use to get the oil residue off. Worked like a charm!Try an ice cube to freeze it and then scra…
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No! Under no condition should a wood floor be steamed mopped! Wood is extremely prone to bubbling, swelling, and warping with exposure to water over time. There are products that state they are safe to use on "sealed" wood. The flaw in that statement is the idea that your entire floor is sealed. I…
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%DETAILS% Answer My guess is that the pool was under-sanitized (insufficient chlorine for example) before you started adding the fill water. The fill water is also probably under-sanitized, or at best would have very little chlorine in it (and possibly some phosphates). You should keep a good r…
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Answer Take a warm iron and some paper toweling and put the toweling down, hold the iron over it briefly and keep doing this until the wax gets warm and bleeds into the toweling. Be careful the iron is not too hot! Then take a light grid piece of sandpaper and lightly go back and forth on the red st…
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The gravity is the same regardless of flooring type. The bouncyness of the floor depends on the floor material and this is what affects how high the ball will bounce. For example, carpet will absorb energy and ball will not bounce as high as on concrete or a sprung wood floor, which do not take a lo…
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i accidently poured some "mr. clean" on my tile floor and left it there becaue i was in a hurry, i came back later to get it up and the grout was like new. i thought the grount was brown, when i moved into the house i didn't know the true color. turns out, it was a light tan, not dark brown. they d…
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Answer It is a very time intensive process. Rent a floor scrubber with a sanding pad. Use the scubber to sand off the old finish. Vacuum the dust. Mop with clear water, but don't get it too wet. Let it dry completely. Apply stain and varnish (or a one step stain/varnish) that is suitable fo…
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First of all - installers are paid per sq/ft and rates depend on the product they're installing. I've been an installer for 10 years and I've never earned less than 75,000 a year. and I know guys that earn 150,000 a year. 10-20% goes to supplies. and the guys that make 150,000 a year often have one …
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Answer Use a blow dryer to warm the wax and then use a plastic spatula to scrape it off the floor. You may also need a soft rag to mop up the remaining wax.
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Steam Bleach. This site has professional tile guys that have helped me in other areas and can probably answer it better: http://www.johnbridge.com There is a product from Australia called Pink Stuff that is a broom on mop off grout cleaner no nasties. www.pinkstuff.com.au
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use a Chorlox Bleach stick.If the area is outside or in a area that is well ventilated you can use liquid swimming pool clorine (use every safety precaution from the pool supply people).I can't stress how strong this stuff is. There is a product from Australia called Pink Stuff www.pinkstuff.com.a…
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Wood water sealant or a good coat of paint that fills all the cracks. Don't forget to caulk the edges to keep water from running into the walls.Waterproofing may not protect again serious spills or overflows but could minimize ceiling damage on the first floor after a small leak.
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Buy a hardwood cleaner kit. It's an alcohol based cleaner you use with a soft terry cloth. After vacuuming or sweeping, spray on and immediately wipe clean. Never use a steam mop, regardless of the claims of the product, and never use Murphy's Oil Soap since it is mostly vegetable oil and will cau…
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Water can very well find it's way through the floor. It is usually at areas where the tile meets a vertical area at a shower or tub. Movement can occur in these areas. It is best to caulk joints such as these, instead of grout. The caulking will flex, but the grout will crack and allow water to …
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Answer I used denatured alcohol-since it evaporates quickly-and sap being similar to varnish or resin. I know you're not supposed to rub carpet, but i had no choice. I had dropped the tree on end while carring it out, so, the sap got deep into the carpet. I got a clean rag, wet it with the …
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No the speen sensor has to do with telling how fast you go and some other stuff!!! Its really all in the transmission
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Try Goof Off, Motsenbocker Latex Paint Remover, Goo Gone, and Oops! are all products designed for this. Acetone may work as well (especially for nail polish!). Make sure you first test an area that will not be seen (under a piece of furniture or in a closet) to make sure the solvent or cleaner will …
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Typically your homeowners insurance does not provide coverage for poor workmanship or for hired labor. Accidental damage caused by your contractor is the responsibility and liability of the contractor The first place I would go for coverage under the painter's liability coverage. In the event that…
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A hair dryer and a butter knife. Use the blowdryer to heat up and soften the caulking from around the tub or tile. Sometimes it will just pull up like a string sometimes you need to use the butter knife.I used bleach to really clean and disinfect the area before I re-do the job.Always test first on …
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If you just plan on putting the toilet on top of the floor drain the answer is no. The floor drain if it leads to a septic system or city sewer would have a trap in the line which will not work with a toilet. Depending on the size of the pipe 3" minimum you could cut the floor and tie a toilet into …
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AS smoke rises, the stains are probably not smoke . Try using a strong mix of hot water and bleach and scrub with a hard brush or a electric floor polisher with brushes.
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Linoleum floors turn yellow because of over waxing or wax build up. The old yellow wax will have to be stripped off using a wax stripper. Janitor services do this all the time. After it has been stripped off put a light coat of wax on the floor and it will almost look like new. Using an alkaline pro…
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Both floors have their advantages and disadvantages, it depends on the home. Hardwood has 2 main styles, solid or engineered wood. Solid wood floors are the most common and thought of as"traditional" wood flooring. These floors are nailed or stapled into place. The thickness is 3/4" and at times 3/8…
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Answer use an rubber eraser
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try using aclaw hammer,but instead of pulling it toward you push it sideways
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Composition: The floor consists of an under layer of cement concrete in ratio of 1:2:4(1 part of cement: 2 parts of coarse sand: 4 parts of graded stone aggregate 12.5 mm nominal size). Its thickness depends on size of marble chips used. Under Layer Cement concrete mixture should be used for under…
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Answer Lightly spot sand and apply an appropriate finish to "hide" the blemish. If unsatisfactory, consider reappling the finish to the entire floor. If severe you may have to sand the spot down to bare wood and refinish it. If severe and covering large areas you may have to consider restor…
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157.12 sq. ft.To solve: Change all measurements to feet (12 inches per foot so divide inches by 12), multiply the length by the width and there is your answer.So:15 feet and 1 inch = 15 + 1/12 feet = 15.08333 feet. 10 feet and 5 inches = 10 + 5/12 feet = 10.41667 feet. Area = Length * Width = 15.…
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From my experience in other applications, urethane does not take to steam very well. Similar to wood, the urethane will swell casuing physical and possible chemical changes to occur. I hope this is helpful. Paul Houghton All Seals, Inc.
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Unplug or at least power down the unit. For an air conditioner or similar appliance, Spray it with the garden hose. It is recommended to allow the unit to dry before powering back on. To remove heavy deposits, use a nylon or other soft bristed brush (so as not to score the metalic surface of your co…
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Go to LOWES.COM. You can get step by step instructions on how to do almost anything concerning home improvement, remodeling etc.
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Clean the surfaceSandOil, wax, or lacquer to finish.
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If you use cleaners like Mop & Glo or Orange Glo on your floors than yes you will get a cloudy white film build up. The reason being is that these products have oils in them, that when used over and over again will build up and take away the shine. Yes it can be too much of a build-up or simpl…
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Even using a 2x12 the spacing for 20 feet will be less than 12 inches on center. I would recommend splitting the distance with a double beam perpendicular to the joist run. This will allow you to go up to 24 inches on center. Your span will only be ten feet aproximately this way. I would double the …
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396 A 12" x 12" brick covers an area of one square foot. Assuming your patio is 396 square feet, then you would need 396 bricks. However, you will almost certainly have to cut some bricks to fit them into whatever shape your approximately 20' x 20' patio will be, so you should figure on needing…
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Water on the floor can be caused by a leaking windshield, a bad heater core, or a plugged drain line for the air conditioning condensation. If the water is warm when it comes out, or smells sweet, it is from the heater core.
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It depends on what type of new flooring smell you are referring to. If you have recently installed 1 piece floors, or glue placed flooring then the answer is airation. If you are talking about recently refinished wood flooring then the only answer is time. I recently refinished hardwood floors in on…
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yes I would NOT use that on a laminate floor. You can buy special cleaners for laminate floors, or make your own. Also, Swiffer Wet Jet has cleaner that is safe for laminate floors, but you have to buy the mop that goes with it that takes batteries. Try to find a cheaper applicator, such as a terry…
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It is any where from 1500 dollars to 2200 dollars. I Hear they last up to 60 years and can take a beating. You can clean every thing with it like the interior if your car, even groom your dog and unclog drains. Wow. I only have a Hoover,and it only vacuums because its 350 dollars, It is almost dead…
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Answer No, unless he ruined someone else's carpet other than your own and then your homeowner's liability would cover it. Animal damage is almost always excluded caused by both domestic and wild animals. A rare example where damage from an animal might be covered is if the animal did something that…
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Vacuum up what you can with the nozzle, not the beater bar!! The goal is to remove as much of this soot-residue as possible. Candle wax soot for instance is a bunch of unburnt petroleum products combined with carbonized particulate matter from the wick,it has some wax content. ((Using the beater b…
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Answer What is the floor covered with? Do you have access to the underside of the floor?
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Answer 1 Cut, peel, scrape, repeat. It's a terrible process. Once you get it down so that it's close, you may want to use chemicals to get the rest. Be careful and don't let the fumes build up if you decide to use anything dangerous, and don't use anything flamable when the furnace or water heater p…
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If it's water soluable, wipe if with a wet cloth, if not, try paint thinner. If the paint is dry...(which by now, I'm sure it is!!!), try using a utility knife blade CAREFULLY! MAMAMAY SAYS: for water based paint if it is already dry then paint thinner will only smudge it around. Boil a pot of wa…
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To remove wood glue from carpet, you will need an adhesive remover. Apply the remover to the carpet and then scrape off.
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Rubbing Alcohol has never harmed my flooring. I have used it on carpet to help remove pet urine, to vinyl flooring, and even on my ceramic tiling. I started using it when I was cleaning a cut and got some on the bathroom floor (that's ceramic), I just used a dry white wash cloth to wipe it up that's…
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Basketball courts are usually given a heavy coat of polyurethane. They are buffed regularly to maintain the high gloss shine that is essential to having a proper playing surface.
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Answer oak flooringTraditional 3/4" thick oak flooring is laid opposite direction of the floor joist. Make sure the room is relativly square. Start with the groove side against the wall, leaving a 3/4" inch gap between the wall and the first piece for expantion. 3/4" inch plywood underlayment strips…
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Carpet Cushion or "padding" is just as important as the carpet itself. There are various different types of materials used in carpet cushion. Many years ago, natural fibres (horse hair etc) were used to make a "felt" pad. Synthetic fibres are now used. Felt is used typically were there is commercial…
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There are tons of resources online to help you out with this problem. Wood floors can be so nice but can also sometimes be a pain to maintain. Take a look at some of the following links and also google your questions. I did for you and tons of sites came up. I linked them for you below. Sometim…
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For an easy and cheap floor cleaning alternative try mixing 1/2 cup of white vinegar to 1 gallon of warm water. This method of using vinegar to clean hardwood floors is an easy and safe solution to keeping your floor looking it's best. Be cautious, what you put on your wood surface as oils or furnit…
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Cleaning terrazzo floors Traditionally known as Strip, Seal and Wax. Terrazzo is two parts marble chips in one part portland cement, 5/8" thick and ground to an 80 grit finish. Wax and acrylic finishes have been used to seal and gloss terrazzo for the last 50 years. For the past ten years a new imp…
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The Answer is Get on the floor with your hands and knees and scrub until it's gone. or, hire a pro for a zillion trillion bucks. Your choice. Depends on the tile, if its glazed tile you may have to reglaze,granite and marble can be buffed,if the scratches are deep it may have to be ground down,i…
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Whoa, that's a Loaded Question! lol. Too many variables; Size of deck, Which 'composite' materials, and are you going with a Vinyl rail system? They range from $67-$350 per section but average about $125.00. Composite Rail systems will run you roughly that or more more, but they are far more time co…
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New Answer The sine qua non (without equals) of clear finishes is two part automotive urethane clear coat. Its more flexible, more scratch and scuff resistant, more UV resistant, more washable, and more waterproof than any of the single part water borne or oil modified polyurethane coatings. The au…
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Ram a hole in the wall with your 2x4 board, crawl out, then hang the mirror over the hole. OR Look at yourself in the mirror, break the board in half because 2 halfs make a whole and crawl through the hole (simple math!). OR You look in the mirror to see what he saw, you take the saw and cut…
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Lino is a kind person Yes, laminate flooring can be installed over existing linoleum. You would still want to use the 6 mil polyethelene moisture barrier, as well as the foam pad (some brands have the two incorporated, some have it already attached to the laminate). That's the great thing about lami…
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With a tin of paint and a brush or roller. First, be sure all of the old finish has been removed. Then prime and paint with paint specifically prepared for floors. Please note that painting a hard wood floor usually decreases the value of the property. Consider refinishing instead. Older floors were…
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This will be a LOT of work, since you will have to COMPLETELY strip the floor of its finish first. Then you can use floor paint on it, assuming this is in a protected indoor area.
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Answer Wood flooring is not required to meet specific hardness standards because each wood species has unique features and hardness. Hardness is measured on the Janka Hardness Scale. The Janka hardness test measures the amount of force required to push a steel ball with a diameter of 11.28 milli…
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Bamboo flooring is usually more environmentally friendly. Bamboo also gives a very different visual look to a room than wood. Renewable bamboo flooring cost less than hardwood and look great. Bamboo grows significantly faster than hard wood so it is sustainable. Some bamboo trees grow to over 60 fee…
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A heat gun and a scraper works well, but it takes a fair amount of time. The local hardware store may have chemicals to soften the tiles, and the local rental shop may have special tools to tear the floor up quickly. Cut into strips and remove the wear layer. If the backing is a paper product, spr…
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Carpets are made from various items; wool, cotton, nylon, polyester , food. Depending on the quality and purpose for which the carpet is to be used determines the item that it is made from.
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I think you've just about had your money's worth out of that little feller. Replace all that floor pan and you're going to find the crossmembers are rotted, so it will fail inspection anyway. And just how many miles do you expect to squeeze out of that little 3 cylinder engine after you've done it a…
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Linoleum. Stick downs tend to move if your venting system is inadequate. Also consider cork flooring. It is waterproof and will last a long time. It is difficult to find at home improvement stores, but east to find on the internet.
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There are a couple of advantages of Pergo flooring. First of all, please understand that Pergo (a registered trademark) is a laminate, not an engineered wood or a hardwood. A lot of the Pergo line, although not ALL of it, is manufactured with the foam underlayment already on the bottom of each plan…
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The exact time is not known, it is thought the Nomadic people used woven grasses to cover the earth where they slept, by the 5th century BC carpet making reached it's highest artist level. Please see related link below!
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Rub them away with a pencil eraser. This works for any marks caused by rubber soled shoes or chair feet as well as other mystery marksEven though rubber soled shoes leave the marks, you can rub the marks with your shoes and they will go away.
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Trade equity and rebates are both forms of "cap cost reduction". The initial capitalized cost (cap cost) would be the selling price of the vehicle. You can add to the cap cost with things such as acquisition fees. You can reduce the cap cost with things like downpayment, rebates and trade equity.
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I've used a stain stick and tried on a small area non-acetone remover and it's not coming out
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Depending upon the severity of the buildup, there are commercial products available as well as professionals who specialize. If in the early stages, an effective and non-toxic removal can be achieved with a paste made of baking soda and white vinegar. Apply and allow to dry, scrub and rinse, and the…
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Purchase a can of ( AFTA ) at Home Depot, usually located in the carpet section. Very little goes a long way. Try to gently scrape the gunk off of the floor. Sometimes a small spray of WD40 and a few minutes will work to remove the rest. If you are trying to remove wax or Mop and Glo, use ammonia …
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5- 7 bucks a SF and most guys charge a minimum fee. Example average kitchen backsplash is 30 Square feet 210.00 wouldn't be worth doing most tile guys minimum charge is 350.00-400.00 Here in Chicago the average price for installation of your ceramic tile should be about 5.50 per S/F straight lay o…
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First, do NOT wax laminate floors in the first place! They are not supposed to be waxed. However, if you are in a situation like I am, namely the previous owners waxed your laminate and now it looks awful, you can try scraping the wax up with a credit card or store "club" card, or hitting it with a…
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Answer There are several choices here and a lot may have to do with what your local lumberyard has available. Treated wood is used very often for decks, but is not usually available in T&G. Redwood is available in T&G but is rather expensive and does draw upon our redwood forest reserve. …
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Yes! There is a possible way to get furniture stains out. All that you'll need is a good stain remover (Resolve is a great one), ahandheld steamer, and some old rags. Here's an article that will tell you how to remove those stains (there are times when it won't work, but the method almost always doe…
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Answer Woven is a generic term to describe many different types of carpet construction methods. One of the most common woven methods used in residential carpets is the Single Frame Wilton method which is used to make plain woven carpet. As the backing is being woven, pile yarns are introduced…
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Yes you can, but you need to know if you are talking about machine tufted and woven carpet or hand tufted and woven carpet. The differences can't be explained without that knowledge.
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You have several options when it comes to staining a concrete floor. You can either have it polished, have it covered with an epoxy coating, or have a polyaspartic cover applied. All are strong and affordable options. All will protect your floor, provide a safe working surface, and allow for modific…
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Beebop is not a type of carpet such as Berber or Plush are types of carpet. The word BEBOP (one e) is the style name of a brand of plush carpet made by Stainmaster.
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